Last year I started zinnias from seed indoors, but the leaves became deformed and the plants did not develop. What could have been the problem with my zinnia seedlings?
Impatiens is a shade-loving tender perennial (often grown as an annual) that blooms in a wide range of beautiful colors such as reds, purples, pinks, whites and oranges. While they are popular selections with long-lived, eye-catching blooms, they are becoming … Read Article
If you live in a light green area of this map, you probably don’t need to read further. However, if you live in or visit the yellow or red areas, read on. The map came out of a study on … Read Article
Learn about preventing and controlling powdery mildew the organic way. Read Article
Question: At the end of every summer a “white film” forms on my ‘Festiva Maxima’ peony and eventually encompasses the plant. The branches are cut off at the ground in early November and put in the trash. What is this … Read Article
How to treat black knot, a disease that affects plum and cherry trees. Read Article
Here are some tips to follow to prevent damping-off, a fungal disease that often attacks young seedlings in containers. Read Article
This common affliction of tomatoes is the result of a physiological disorder rather than a disease. First described over a century ago, blossom end rot is linked to low levels of calcium in the young fruits as well as to … Read Article
Damping-off is the infection of young seedlings by a variety of different fungi, most often species of Rhizoctonia, Pythium, and Fusarium.
Apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) is a problem wherever apples are grown; it’s more serious, however, in temperate areas that experience cool, wet weather in spring and early summer.